12 Debut Books Publishing in 2022 You Should Pre-Order Right Now

12 Debut Books Publishing in 2022 You Should Pre-Order Right Now

The holidays are upon us and the best gift you can give is a book. If you’ve already purchased copies of Debutiful’s Best Debut Books of 2021, why not look ahead to 2022 with some pre-orders.

Below are a dozen books Debutiful has already devoured that will publish between January and June 2022 that you should pre-order right now. Enjoy!

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A Life of Books with Blake Sanz, author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling

A Life of Books with Blake Sanz, author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling

Blake Sanz is a Denver-based (by way of Louisiana) writer who was chosen by Brandon Taylor as the winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award for 2021. His debut collection, The Boundaries of Their Dwelling, is set in American South and Mexico and explores immigration, family, and geography. It’s exquisitely written and eye-opening.

Debutiful asked Sanz to answer the reoccurring questionnaire A Life of Books so readers can get to know him better.

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Meet 4 writers collected in the PEN America Best Debut Short Story Collection Anthology

Meet 4 writers collected in the PEN America Best Debut Short Story Collection Anthology

Every year, PEN America releases an anthology of the best short stories written by first time published writers. This year, a dozen writers were selected from a wide-ranging array of literary journals – both in print and online. They were judged and selected by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and Beth Piatote.

For the past two years, I have asked a handful of those in the collection to answer some get-to-know-you questions, which you can read here: 2021 and 2020.

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10 debut books you should read this August

10 debut books you should read this August

As summer begins to wane, the heat from the books being published continues to stay hot, hot hot. This month, the books vary from historical fiction about witches, memoirs about grief, perfect short story collections, and a novel told from the perspective of an unborn child.

Regardless of what types of books tickle your fancy, the debuts that have been coming out will cover any itch you have. This year has provided some of the most unique, genre pushing stories coupled with prose that is out of this world. This month’s collection is no different.

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10 debut books you should read this March

10 debut books you should read this March

It’s hard to believe it’s March again. The past year has been difficult for us all, but hopefully debut books helped get you through 2020. Let’s kick off the “new year” with another 10 debuts that will make you laugh, cry, and question everything you thought you knew.

These debuts are about families coming to terms with their grief, mothers moving on from dark times in their life, women named Sarah, and money.

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Meet seven writers collected in the Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2020 anthology

Meet seven writers collected in the Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2020 anthology

Every year, PEN America releases an anthology of the best short stories written by first time published writers. This year, a dozen writers were selected from a wide-ranging array of literary journals – both in print and online. They were judged and selected by Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth.

I asked seven of the collected writers get-to-know-you questions to better introduce them to readers.

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Ashleigh Bryant Phillips gives a voice to the forgotten in Sleepovers

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips gives a voice to the forgotten in Sleepovers

To say Ashleigh Bryant Phillips is proud of being born and raised in Woodland, North Carolina is an understatement. Her social media is @woodlandraised and her debut story collection Sleepovers is largely inspired by her upbringing in the rural town tucked away in the northeast corner of the state. 

That collection won her the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize, which comes with a prize of $10,000 and publication from Hub City Press. Sleepovers features a wide variety of voices from people often forgot about society. If you ever get the chance to speak to Phillips, you realize her voice and point of view are just as distinct as the characters she writes. 

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Poet Souvankham Thammavongsa turns her eye to a debut story collection

Poet Souvankham Thammavongsa turns her eye to a debut story collection

Souvankham Thammavongsa has released four poetry collections to high acclaim, including 2019’s Cluster. The same year, she also won an O. Henry Award for her short story “Slingshot.” The author, who was born in Thailand and rasied in Canada, has turned her eye away from poetry long enough to put together an emotional and personal story collection that features that award-winning story.

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